Nexomon: Extinction

Rating Summary

Based on 39 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

62%

Critics Recommend

Based on 39 critic reviews
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4 / 5.0
Oct 1, 2021

While the first title proved that VEWO could do a nostalgic monster collecting game, Extinction shows that the developer is willing and able to push the genre forward in more modern ways.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2021

As such, this is an easy recommendation for fans of the genre and with a focus on humour and storytelling, it also comes recommended for those wanting to test the monster-infested waters for the first time.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 17, 2021

I have to say that Nexomon: Extinction is worth picking up if you enjoy monster-catching RPGs. While it does suffer from a lack of real innovation, it does a great job at competing with the more well-known titles in the genre such as Pokémon or Digimon, despite a budget price. I'm personally hoping to see more from this series in the future.

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Oct 22, 2020

If you're looking for an Xbox Pokemon alternative with a bit more teeth, Nexomon: Extinction fits the bill.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2020

‎Nexomon: Extinction has good ideas, but it can't get rid of its referent. Despite being funny, one can't help but compare it to better works.‎

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7 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2020

Nexomon: Extinction is a pleasant option for those who cannot enjoy the famous Nintendo franchise. Despite the performance problems and the lack of an online mode, my experience was very positive with its simple plot, charismatic characters and humorous tone. Its combat mechanics make its roots clear, however it has features that differentiate it and allow it to create its own identity.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2020

When all is said and done, Nexomon: Extinction is an enjoyable experience. At times it suffers from having time wasting fetch quests and backtracking, but makes up for it with refined gameplay. Combined with being an inexpensive and non-Nintendo exclusive alternative to Pokémon: Sword and Shield, this might be the best way for a lot of gamers to scratch that itch.

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90 / 100
Oct 1, 2020

When you mix a gameplay as powerful as the capture and training of monsters with its table of types, evolutions and others, with a classic RPG adventure and a sensational sense of humor, you get a fantastic game like Nexomon Extinction. Very grateful that this exists, really.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2020

Perhaps Nexomon: Extinction will always live in the shadows of the Pokémon series, but it has enough of its own personality to stand on its own two feet. Its world is beautiful, its story is humorous and captivating, and its budget price makes it an absolute steal. When you’re done with the Kanto and Galar regions and everything in between, you might find the world of Nexomon surprisingly charming.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2020

Nexomon: Extinction assumedly presents itself as a Pokémon clone. Even though it does not deviate enough from the formula set by Game Freak, this title ends up offering some fresh ideas that make it memorable. The narrative is more mature and has a delicious sense of humor, and the variety of well-designed creatures gives it a sense of wonder until the end. Some technical issues and unpolished aspects somewhat limit the overall enjoyment, but before us is an excellent base on which something special can be built within the genre.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2020

If you've become disillusioned with modern-day Pokemon, then Nexomon is super effective at appealing to your nostalgia. It looks great, the price is stupidly low and while it may feel derivative at times, the quality on display with this capture 'em all experience is on par with Nintendo's top-tier offerings.

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74 / 100
Sep 20, 2020

Nexomon: Extinction is a great sequel to the first title in the series, bringing us a solid story, with very well developed characters and a good dose of humor. The guarantee of having between 30 and 40 hours of fun is certain, but it will be just that, since your post game is limited, mainly because there is no multiplayer mode. Although there are almost 400 Nexomon, there is a lack of charisma and involvement so that players can better identify with those they choose for their party.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2020

Nexomon: Extinction is, without a doubt, a mandatory monster-capturing game that does not deny its origins. You will find a game with elaborated plot and audiovisual content, and you will be presented with long hours of playing what could be the ninth generation of pocket monsters. Even with many innovations, some features that are considered mandatory are missing, such as online multiplayer and local trades. In search of an alternative among those so scarce in the genre, you will find in this game an intense and fun adventure that is worthwhile.

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Sep 17, 2020

All in all I have to say I had a good time with Nexomon: Extinction. The colorful world and amazing creatures really sucked me into the game. I loved exploring the world and found the lore to be quite interesting as well. I think this one does drag on a bit longer than it should at the end, but I can say that players will certainly get their money’s worth at the $19.99 price tag. I spent about 40 hours with this bad boy and I only caught around 120 of the over 300 Nexomon found in the game. If you like other games in this genre, picking this one up is a no brainer. Fans of older style Pokémon games should be all over this one. If you’re new to these types of game at this price point I still think this is a good one to jump in on.

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3 / 5.0
Sep 14, 2020

Nexomon got its start in 2017 as a cheap and easily accessible phone app. Ultimately, this may have been the better platform for the game, serving customers that don’t have access to Pokémon and gamers on the go. As a console game, Nexomon: Extinction is an adequate Pokémon stand-in, but without all the community excitement and social hype that makes Pokémon so much fun.

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6 / 10
Sep 14, 2020

Nexomon: Extinction is a solid take on the monster training genre with some interesting gameplay tweaks on the Pokémon formula and narrative decisions. The higher difficulty saps some of the pace and enjoyment of adventuring, making me hanker for a return to a Pokémon game. Still, if you're after some monster catching and battling, Nexomon: Extinction will do the job.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2020

The world of Nexomon is not a friendly place where humans and monsters live in harmony. It is a world where monsters fight for supremacy and humanity for bare existence.

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Sep 8, 2020

Nexomon Extinction proves you don’t have to have the pedigree of Ninty to provide gamers with essential monster-hunting gameplay

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5 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2020

Although Nexomon: Extinction's story gives the game an unique charm, its remaining aspects do not elevate it inside the genre. I expected more from Nexomon and I was left disappointed, the game failed to offer a memorable journey thanks its unbalanced gameplay, tedious grind and lack of innovation.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2020

An interesting title to spend some time in for the right price, Nexomon: Extinction will be something the Pokémon hardcore will want to check out, while everyone else might just want to find a Game Boy and their copy of Blue version.

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